Air Force Member Thwarts Smash-and-Grab Heist

EVESHAM, N.J. -

An Air Force member who happened to be in a T.J. Maxx store in southern New Jersey thwarted a nearly $26,000 smash-and-grab robbery at a store, The Associated Press reported. A man wearing a ski mask walked into the store on Sunday, smashed a jewelry case with a rock, then rifled $25,797 worth of watches into a bag before he was tackled by the serviceman. The suspect lost his mask during the struggle and fled the store without the loot.